David grays Panzer 111 build

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David Gray
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Re: David grays Panzer 111 build

Post by David Gray » Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:28 pm

Completed the turret hatches ,made the pistol ports and interior detail, also
mike standards rain gutters
completed and fitted the left side schurtzen .The tank is starting to take shape now
and looking like the model in the book ,in my earlier posts
Next started on the turret bin , using Stephen whites method and template constructed
the rough shape of the bin with Steve winstones lid , next I will disassemble the bin
and use them the templates to mark out the brass sheet , the next challenge after making the pieces ,is to solder it all together
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David Gray
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Re: David grays Panzer 111 build

Post by David Gray » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:11 pm

After several attempts I gave up trying to solder the turret bin and decided to
modify the original armortek bin with brass sheet and milliput, the end result doesn't
Look to bad just the lid to fit and the rivets to fit around the edge
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Re: David grays Panzer 111 build

Post by Adrian Harris » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:48 pm

Interesting solution - and looks good too :D

Adrian.
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Re: David grays Panzer 111 build

Post by simon_manning » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:30 pm

a small awkward item, but a good solution, , regards simon manning.

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Re: David grays Panzer 111 build

Post by Iacopo Di Giampietro » Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:14 am

Congratulations! You've got a really excellent result!
I had decided to try the same way, but then I gave up .... focusing on something completely new!
Way to go!:wink:

Ciao,
Iacopo

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Re: David grays Panzer 111 build

Post by David Gray » Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:16 pm

Thanks everybody this is it with more rivets added and Steves lid and catches
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Re: David grays Panzer 111 build

Post by Iacopo Di Giampietro » Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:51 am

A really excellent result! Congratulations: I love it!

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Re: David grays Panzer 111 build

Post by David Gray » Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:05 pm

Next ,work on the cupola ,removed all the machining marks and roughed up the surface with
a dermal , drilled the drain holes.
replaced the hatches with the armorpax version ,this looks much better also the vision port covers from John Fitzsimmons These look excellent and really make a difference to the look
of the cupola
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